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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Ancient Greek κῆτος (kêtos).


  • IPA(key): [qe(ʔ)tˁɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qe(ʔ)tˁe(ʔ)] (plural)


ܩܐܛܐ (qēʾṭāʾm (plural ܩܐܛܐ)

  1. whale
  2. (mythology) huge fish, sea monster, leviathan


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Proper noun[edit]

ܩܐܛܐ (qēʾṭāʾm

  1. (astronomy) Cetus


  • q)T)”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, page 315b
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 486a
  • Payne Smith, Robert (1901) Thesaurus Syriacus (in Latin), volume II, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 3601
  • Sokoloff, Michael (2009) A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, Winona Lake, Indiana; Piscataway, New Jersey: Eisenbrauns; Gorgias Press, page 1306b